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Deputy Sheriff Ronald Edward Adair | Navajo County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Navajo County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff

Ronald Edward Adair

Navajo County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, May 22, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 5/21/1970

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Deputy Sheriff Ronald Adair died of a head injury suffered the previous day.

His head hit the crossbar of the department vehicle he was in as it drove across a set of railroad tracks. He developed a severe headache and lost consciousness later in the day. He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day.

Deputy Adair had served with the Navajo County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He was survived by his two children.

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Deputy Sheriff Adair,
On today, the 46th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Navajo County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 22, 2016


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